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Here are the top ten articles for the Cacti and Succulents Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Some Native or Naturalized Portulacas
Around the country there are a number of native or naturalized portulacas or purslanes. Here are detials on some of those.
2. Tips on Growing and Caring for Kalanchoes
Kalanchoes are known for their colorful flowers. They are popular gift plants but what do you do with them after they bloom? Give them some care and they'll treat you to bright flowers and baby plants for years to come.
3. Benefits of Indoor Cacti/Succulents
Houseplants have much to offer. These provide many kinds of benefits to indoor gardeners.
4. Growing Cacti and Succulents Hydroponically
If you love house plants but find watering is inconvenient, consider the hydroculture method. This is also known as hydroponics. This method is suitable for cacti and succulents, especially Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus, and Easter cactus.
5. Succulent Color Changes
Why did your green aloe turn red? There are several reasons why the leaves of succulents change color. Recognizing these changes can help us keep our plants in a healthy environment.
6. The Spring-Blooming Easter Cactus
Some people may confuse the Easter cactus with the Christmas cactus. They require the same sort of care, but they look slightly different.
7. Calandrinia - Rock Purslane
With its bright magenta flowers swaying atop long flower spikes, the calandrinia is eyecatching. A bonus is that it flowers for many months with very little care.
8. The Paddle Plant
The large round leaves of the paddle plant, which have their flat surface perpendicular to the ground, can add interest to your succulent garden. In the ground or in a container they are a unique accent.
9. Ghost Plant
The ghost plant, or mother-of-pearl is a great trailing plant to grow in a container. Its unusual color makes it a interesting companion to darker hued plants.
10. Diseases of Cacti and Succulents
For the most part, cacti and succulents are carefree plants. Given the right growing conditions, they will rarely suffer from serious insect and disease problems. However, as with most plants there are exceptions.
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